Our Strength is in our Numbers... Our Power is in our Unity! 

                      Governor Larry Hogan 

  Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford

 DHMH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader

  MHHD Director Shalewa Noel-Thomas

Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities 


In celebration of National Minority Health Month, join the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD) for a panel discussion


Social Determinants of Health:  Upstream Effect


Friday, April 21, 2017 

1 PM - 3 PM

300 West Preston Street, Auditorium 

Baltimore, MD 21201


Join the conversation on social determinants of health: the upstream effect, and hear how local stakeholders are addressing the health needs of Maryland communities.  View the agenda here.


This event is free of charge.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Click here for more information and to register.



Contact the MHHD Office with questions at 410-767-7117 ordhmh.healthdisparities@maryland.gov.  

Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 W. Preston St.,Room 500, Baltimore, MD 21201

In honor of National/Baltimore Tourism Week, Visit Baltimore and the Visit Baltimore Foundation are shining a light on the Baltimore tourism experience including the people and organizations who make our industry remarkable. 


As part of that celebration, and in partnership with MOED, we are coordinating a sector-focused career pathways and resources fair for job-seekers to network with top Baltimore area employers from a variety of industry sectors; hear from individuals and inspirational speakers; and, take advantage of a variety of free resources in one place to help them in their job search.


Call for Employers, Speakers & Resource Partners!

We invite you to join us on the ‘networking & resources floor’ and register …

  • ·          For an employer table
  • ·          As a resources partner
  • ·          And/or, as an individual breakout session speaker …

… to help us promote careers available within the tourism sector; share your  current/prospective job openings as well as job training programs; provide job-seeker tips & guidance; and, if applicable, be willing to accept applications and/or resumes for priority review on-site.




Baltimore Tourism Week

Career Pathways & Resources Fair

Tuesday, May 9

10am to 2pm at the Columbus Center


Visit Baltimore

Interested in doing business with the
state of Maryland? 

Join the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs
for our FREE technical training classes and position
yourself for success in this competitive market.

Anatomy of a Bid - Morning Session
Understanding how the state of Maryland structures bid packages is critical to success in the state procurement arena. Join us for a detailed look at the individual elements of a bid package as we dissect and demystify the paperwork to give you an insightful understanding of the bidding process.  

Who should attend? Small business owners who are ready and able to perform as a prime contractor on state-funded contracts over $15,000.

Amp Up Your Small Business - Afternoon Session
This interactive session helps small businesses gain a greater insight into the various aspects of doing business with the state of Maryland. We'll start with the most basic steps then advance into topics, such as how to identify which agencies are buying what you sell, and how to search for targeted procurement opportunities. We'll also cover the state's small, minority, and veteran-owned business programs

Who should attend? Small business start-ups and any small business interested in exploring the state contracting arena.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Anatomy of Bid at 10:00 a.m.

Amp Up Your Small Business at 2:00 p.m.

Governor's Coordinating Offices
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032
First Floor Training Room

If you plan to attend both sessions, please note that there is no cafeteria on site.
Plan to bring a bag lunch (drink vending machines are available) or visit
a local restaurant during the 90-minute break.

Parking is free. Photo ID is required to enter the building.
The Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, 
in partnership with
Hagerstown Community College's
Technical Innovation Center (TIC),

Ready, Set, GROW!
A Procurement Connection Workshop
Expanding Opportunities in Hagerstown!

Are you interested in contracting opportunities with state agencies and institutions? If so, then this unique workshop is for you. Join us for an overview of how our small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work. You'll hear what buyers are looking for right now, and what's in their pipelines.

You will also learn more about Western Maryland's largest and most comprehensive technology-based business incubator, the Technical Innovation Center (TIC). The TIC provides support to entrepreneurs specific to emerging tech companies, access to business and government communities, and laboratory space and equipment for biotechnology and alternative energy companies.  

Stick around for the networking portion to meet state procurement officers, representatives from the TIC, and other professional organizations that want to see your small business grow.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

        10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.       
 Hagerstown Community College
Career Programs Building (CPB)
Rooms 211-213 
11400 Robinwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Attendees should park in Lot F adjacent to the Career Programs Building (CPB).  
CPB 211-213 is on the upper level of the Elliott Center.


Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032-2023

Donald Trump promised Americans a health care plan that would be far superior to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act -- one that would cover everyone for less money. Instead he’s supporting a raging dumpster fire of a bill called The American Health Care Act (AHCA) -- or Trumpcare -- and it does exactly the opposite.

Help prevent the loss of affordable and accessible health care by sending a letter to Congress demanding that they oppose the American Health Care Act:


Greetings to all,

We are making progress with momentum and support from our Maryland State legislators however we still have more to do. There are plenty of your local district representatives who are sitting on the sidelines because they think you do not care about this issue.


I have created live link of which state officials have express their support for the HBCU SB 712 below:

HBCU's Matter Senate Bill 712 Support List Link- 

DeJuan Patterson, MPA

Proud BSU Alumnus 

HBCUs Matter Organizer


TEDCO and Harbor Bank CDC Pilots New Minority Pre-Seed Fund for Tech Entrepreneurs

COLUMBIA, Md. (February 15, 2017) – The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and The Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation (HBCDC) announced today the launch of a pilot program, the Minority Business Pre-Seed Fund (MBPF). The MBPF will provide pre-seed capital and mentorship to underrepresented tech entrepreneurs in Maryland. 


See document: TEDCO_PreSeed Fund_15February2017.docx

Daily Black Business News from MRTV

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Louisiana kid goes viral with project on ‘School to Prison Pipeline

His work was so well researched and presented that he won 1st Place and will use the project to compete at the Louisiana State Finals in Lake Charles in March. 

What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

The conference was first held in 2013 and seeks to strengthen business ties between U.S. investors and African companies, says summit chairwoman Mary Flowers.

This Ghanaian Woman Just Introduced “Sapor” To Americans And They Are Going Crazy Over It

She calls it the “Luv Scrub” and our foreign friends can’t seem to have enough of it.

Black owned bank establishes $10,000 trust for son of woman who died while in LAPD custody

On the one-year anniversary of the death of Wakiesha Wilson while in the custody of the LAPDOneUnited Bank has announced a $10,000 trust for her son.

How I Generated $7,982.50 in Just Under 90 Days as A Writer!

What can you offer your audience that no one else is offering right now? Maybe you have a cool slogan that you can turn into merch or maybe you can offer courses teaching people what you wish you knew when you first got started? How would your life change if from 90 days from now you made $8,000 or more?

4 Reason Why You Should Apply of an Business Award

A study conducted by Hendricks & Singhal of the University of Western Ontario and Georgia Institute of Technology, revealed that more than 600 quality corporate award winners had 37% more sales growth than their peers.

Jim Jones Launching New Phone Service Company “VL Mobile”

“In another month you can actually look forward ‘VL Mobile’ phone service business that I started with my partner.” Jones says. “It’s equivalent to Boost & Cricket & Metro PCS. You’ll start to see phone stores pop-up all over country.”

Black Women Publishers Drive the Black Press

As Women’s History Month concludes, NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., said that it’s important to recognize publishers like Rosetta Perry of “The Tennessee Tribune,” Elinor Tatum of the “New York Amsterdam News,” Janis Ware of “The Atlanta Voice,” Joy Bramble of “The Baltimore Times,” Brenda Andrews of the “The New Journal and Guide” and the many Black women that own and operate media companies in the United States and around the world.

Two black employees sue Fox News, accusing their ex-boss of racist behavior

The latest complaint is aimed at Judy Slater, the controller for the accounting department at Fox News for 18 years, who was fired Feb. 28 amid allegations that she regularly made racist and inappropriate comments to her black employees. 


These techy tips and tools will help us rock 2017. Let’s do this!

Overcoming Trust Gap Is Key to Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

In other words, black business owners are often less likely to participate in networks or find and enter into strategic partnerships with other businesses, which might preclude them from accessing new markets or preclude them from being able to team up with others to pursue contracts.

#BlackWomenAtWork outcry isn't just about respect, it's about money

The attitudes and behaviors that fuel the treatment that they, and other black women, receive add another layer to the barriers to advancement and economic achievement and well-being.

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